El Niño is back and may be stronger than ever.   A wooden boat is seen stranded on the dry cracked riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia's East Java province…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

On World Toilet Day, it’s time Pacific leaders start talking toilets

Alyse Schrecongost, Katherine Wong |

I am the World Bank’s Director for the Western Balkans, and I live in Vienna, Austria, where thousands of refugees, mostly fleeing from conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, are now straggling across…

Ellen Goldstein |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |

El viaje en barco desde Port Elizabeth a Kingstown, en el país caribeño de San Vicente y las Granadinas, es un trayecto de una hora que los lugareños hacen varias veces al día. Durante uno de…

Valerie Lorena |

The goal of KNOMAD’s roundtable Return Migration and Re-integration into Croatia and Kosovo was to probe the hypothesis that return migration and homeland reintegration promote development through…

Hanspeter Wyss, Howard Duncan, Mihaela Vieru |

Relief supplies being unloaded from a New Zealand C-130 at the airport in Tuvalu after Cyclone Pam struck some outer islands. Photo: Nora Weisskopf When disaster strikes, air transport is often…

Charles E. Schlumberger |

Photo credit: Data Logistics Center In January, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania finished the five-year construction of the Baltic Highway – a broadband backbone network that takes advantage of fiber…

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Zhenia Viatchaninova Dalphond |

如果你有孩子或者孙子,你可能会想知道20年后或者30年后他们的世界会是什么样子,那会是一个更好的地方吗?气候变化会颠覆他们的生活吗?自从2012年7月我成为世界银行行长以来,关于这件事我已经想了很多。在我上任的最初几个月里,我听了关于即将发布的一份气候变化研究报告的汇报,报告的发现吓了我一大跳。我立刻知道,我作为一个以2030年消除极度贫困和促进共享繁荣为使命的发展机构的领导人,…

金墉 |

Si vous avez des enfants ou des petits-enfants, vous vous êtes sans doute demandé à quoi ressemblerait leur monde d’ici 20 à 30 ans : sera-t-il plus agréable ou bien le changement climatique aura-…

Jim Yong Kim |